"Born Again" Sari Eco-Fashion Helps Plant 12,000 Trees

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Fort Lauderdale based GreenSewn upcycles old vintage silk saris into limited edition, eco-chic scarves and wraps while planting trees with every purchase.

Save a Sari, plant a future

PRWEB) October 14, 2010 -- GreenSewn, a Ft. Lauderdale company that recycles old vintage saris into one-of-a-kind and limited-edition scarves and wraps, announced today that they have planted over 12,000 trees as a result of sales to date.

GreenSewn plants 10 trees with the purchase of every scarf or wrap, in partnership with Trees for the Future, a 501(c) 3 non-profit group dedicated to restoring degraded lands in communities around the world through agroforestry education and the planting of beneficial trees.

Dan Shir, GreenSewn president and founder said, "we are proud and deeply grateful to all our customers and colleagues who supported us from startup to this point. Our customers are thoughtful, conscious consumers, and it is rewarding to to produce and sell a beautiful, sustainably made product that is not only recycled, but gives something back to the planet via our "buy one plant 10" tree program."

GreenSewn rescues beautiful old vintage silk saris that would otherwise be discarded and "reincarnates" them into authentic, gloriously colorful, limited edition eco-chic fashion statements. Each scarf or wrap contains elements from as many as 7 different saris, giving each piece has it's own genuine, special history and charm.

Production is done in small batches entirely by hand, hand twisted and sun dried after an all natural eco friendly cleansing bath in soap nuts. The end result is a vibrant "masala" blend of colors, pleasing to the eye and nourishing to the soul.

GreenSewn products can be found at select retailers as well as on their site at http://www.GreenSewn.com




Tags: Sustainable style, Eco-fashion, Green Gifts


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